Mississippi State University
El Fassi, Lamiaa
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
E1039/SpinQuest, a transversely-polarized Drell-Yan experiment at Fermilab, plans to use the 120 GeV proton beam and polarized NH3 and ND3 cryogenic targets to study azimuthal asymmetries in dimuon production to extract the magnitude as well as sign of the sea quarks Sivers functions. The SpinQuest spectrometer is optimized to detect oppositely-charged muons with a series of tracking chambers and hodoscope stations. The scope of this manuscript is to highlight the physics goals and the experimental setup with a focus on the ongoing debugging and training of one of the tracking systems, mainly drift chambers, as preparation for the upcoming commissioning and production run-periods.
This work is supported in part by the US DOE contract number DE-FG02-07ER41528. Key words: Drell-Yan, Fermilab, SpinQuest, Polarization, Tracking, Drift Chambers
Gunawardhana Waduge, Nuwan Chaminda, "The Fermilab SpinQuest Experiment: Commissioning and plans toward production" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5536.